ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky
Koli Art Space, Istanbul, Turkey
Studio 10, Bushwick, New York
CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles
Wildbillboard, Miami, Florida (I-195 Causeway, Wynwood)
Studio 10, Bushwick, New York
Momenta Art, Bushwick, New York (two person exhibition with Joy Episalla)
CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles
CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles
Hebrew Union College Museum, New York City
The Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Art Resources Transfer, New York City
Chatham College, Pittsburgh Global Focus
SESTAVE Ljubljana, Slovenia
Villa Katarina, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Art Resources Transfer, New York City
Postmasters, New York City (The Hole) sad tree, Sachsenhausen (october 1995)
Jose Freire Fine Art, New York City
fiction/nonfiction, New York City
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
Galerie Antoine Candau, Paris
fiction/nonfiction, New York City (with catalogue)
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
Cuvo 2023 Festival, Spain (screening SHAME)
VII Festival Video nodo CARACAS 2021, Caracas, Venezuela (screening EULOGY)
cooltXchange weekend, cooltsalon, Sofia, London and Belgrade (screening EULOGY)
CURRENTS 2021 new media festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico (screening MEDUSA)
19th Media Art Biennale WRO 2021 REVERSO, Wroclaw, Poland (screening EULOGY)
Festival Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques, Marseille, France (screening Leda and the Swan)
The Archive to Come, Telematic Media Arts, San Francisco (curated by Carla Gannis and Clark Buckner)
A Trouble Shared, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (new member video screening)
The 2020 EFA New Member Exhibition: Freedom is an Act, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York City (curated by Natalie Nakazawa)
UN/CUBE online gallery platform (www.uncube.org)
FEM TOUR TRUCK international festival of feminist video art, traveling to Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Mexico, Spain, France, Portugal and the U.K.
Sisterhood: Streaming Voices Unifying Energies, Haus N Athen (curated by Angelo Plessas), Athens, Greece
Every Woman Biennial, New York City (curated by Finley)
Portray, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI (curated by Alison Wong)
Out of Body: Sculpture Post-Photography, bitforms Gallery, New York (co-curated by Claudia Hart and Susan Silas)
IN THE CUT – The Male Body in Feminist Art (curated by Andrea Jahn) Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Germany
Radiator Arts, Long Island City video screening (curated by Nadja Marcin)
Social Photography V, Carriage Trade, New York (curated by Adam Simon)
Frame and Frequency, Liberia Gallery, Bogotá, Columbia.
VIDEO SHOP, Kunstraum at NADA Art Fair, New York (curated by Nadja Marcin) and traveling to Mucho in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
The Conference of Birds, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York (curated by Brenda Zlamay)
Nargifsus, Transfer Gallery, New York (a screening of animated self-portraits by 60 international artists curated by Carla Gannis and Tina Sauerländer)
AnthropoScene: Art and Nature in a Manufactured Era, University of Miami CAS Gallery, Miami, Fl.
Flight; Aloft in the Everglades, Museum of Florida Art and Culture, Avon Park, Florida.
Common Ground, Florida Atlantic University, Miami, Florida
Flight, ArtCenter, Miami, Florida. Feb 2014
What We’ve Lost: Recalling the Passenger Pigeon, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York Moving Targets, Brushwood Center, Deerfield, Illinois.
The Last Brucennial, New York (presented by Vito Schnabel & The Bruce High Quality Foundation)
Clouds, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York (curated by Adam Simon)
MDC Homestead, Florida (curated by Deborah Mitchell)
Waldsee, 1944, 2B Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
Sex Drive, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA. (curated by Stuart Horodner)
Continuity, Center for Contemporary Arts, Celje, Slovenia (curated by Irena Cercnik)
A Live Animal, Root Division, San Francisco, CA. (curated by Christopher Reiger and Selene Foster)
Bless my homeland forever – I, too, will try to forget…, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna Austria
Der Offene Garten, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany
Things Fall Apart, Winkleman Gallery, New York, (curated by Joy Garnett)
Gallery Alfred, Tel Aviv, Israel
The September 11 Photo Project, New York Public Library, New York, New York (organized by Michael Feldschuh)
Being and Belonging: Reflections on Jewish Space, Gotthelf Gallery, Center for Jewish Culture, La Jolla, California (curated by Stephanie Snyder and Karen Levitov)
Performing Judaism, Cooley Memorial Gallery, Portland, OR., (curated by Stephanie Snyder with catalogue)
Here is New York – Images from the Frontline of History: A Democracy of Photographs 116 Greene Street, New York City
Jewishness at the Crossroads, University Art Gallery, Staller Center at Stony Brook, (curated by Nicholas Mirzoeff with catalogue)
Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore curated by Gary Sangster
Silas Poster Soho Arts Festival, (in situ – Soho)
Deschenes, Dominick, Silas, Jose Freire Fine Art, New York City
1994-5 Burnt Whole, Washington Project For the Arts, Washington, D.C., (curated by Karen Holtzman with catalogue and traveling to the Institute of Contemporary Art)
Bad Girls, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, (with catalogue)
Ladies Night, Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio,
1992-4 Bridges and Boundaries, The Jewish Museum, (curated by Gretchen Sullivan Sorin with catalogue and traveling)
PUBLICATIONS & CONTRIBUTIONS:
Susan Silas lecture, Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series at the University of Kentucky, September 2023
untamed, UNLIKELY volume 08, edited by Madeleine Kelly and Jen Valender, 31 January 2023
Phantom Limb, make art, not war. brutjournal, edited by Edward M. Gómez, July 2022
Ode to Echo and Narcissus, Trouble Magazine vol 2_no 1 edited by Bill Arning, June 2022
Peeling Back the Layers of Alina Szapocznikow’s Bodily Sculptures, Hyperallergic, 21 November 2019
On the altar of self-consciousness: NVM in conversation with Susan Silas and Liam Gillick, exhibition catalogue for OPHELIA by the artist Nadja Verena Marcin, Sandstein Verlag, 2019
The Understudied History of Enslaved Women in Colonial Cape Town, Hyperallergic, 29 August 2019
love in the ruins; sex over 50, Pornceptual.com edited by Tomislava Vankova, July 2019
Inspired by Photos Taken by His Murdered Father, an Artist Offers an Eloquent View of Memory and Trauma, Hyperallergic, 26 June 2019
Walid Raad Uses Fact and Fiction to Tell a Powerful History of Beruit, Hyperallergic, 13 May 2019
Remembering Barbara Hammer, Who Envisioned Spaces for Women to Be Themselves, Hyperallergic, 3 May 2019
Re-storying the Female Body—Contested Site: The Female Body in Contemporary Art, session at the annual CAA conference, New York City, 14 February 2019
Martha Wilson Tries on Prescribed Female Roles, from Housewife to First Lady, Hyperallergic, 8 October 2018
Remembering Robert F. Kennedy’s Funeral Train, 50 Years Later, Hyperallergic, 18 September 2018
Childbirth and Menstruation in Defiant Art by Latin American Women, Hyperallergic, 11 July
Ralph Eugene Meatyard: The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater at DC Moore Gallery, Photograph, Jan/
Barbara Hammer Refuses the Male Gaze in 1970s Photographs, Hyperallergic, 17 January 2018
With a Wall of Photos, Bernadette Mayer Evokes a Landscape of Memories, Hyperallergic, 5 October 2017
Cows Going Home: Revisiting Sylvia Plachy’s photo essay, Theo Westenberger Estate, 31 May 2017
Botticelli’s Venuses and Our Enduring Need for Beauty, Hyperallergic,19 May 2017
Incorporating Photography into Art History, Starting with August Sander, Hyperallergic, March 29, 2017
Meditative Light Art with Dark Undertones, Hyperallergic,15 February 2017
A Forgotten 20th-Century Photographer Who Folded Her Work into the Fabric of Life, Hyperallergic, 23 November 2016.
Framing Cindy Sherman Against a Hollywood Backdrop, Hyperallergic, 20 September 2016
Conjuring a Piece of the Earth by Its Outline, Hyperallergic, 15 August 2016
The Virtual is the Liminal: An Interview with Claudia Hart, Hyperallergic, 24 May 2016
Using Cameras to Commune with Nature, Hyperallergic, 28 March 2016
Altarpieces for the Digital Age, Hyperallergic, 9 March, 2016
Linn Underhill: Analogue Body Extraordinaire, Theo Westenberger Estate (tumblr site), February 2016
A Show of Over 100 Women Offers Redress but No Resolution, Hyperallergic, 18 January 2016
The Larger-Than-Life Projections of a Modern-Day Artist Adventurer, Hyperallergic, 7 December 2015
Nona Faustine: White Shoes, Theo Westenberger Estate (tumblr site), 30 November 2015
A Woman Artist Who Turns Pornography into Painting, Hyperallergic, 12 November 2015
The Radicality of Intimacy, Theo Westenberger Estate (tumblr site), 30 September 2015
On Sexual Paintings and Shifting Images: An Interview with Joan Semmel, Hyperallergic, 6 May 2015
Conjuring the Anxiety of Domestic Spaces During War, Hyperallergic, 18 March 2015
BFA Fine Arts Presents Susan Silas, YouTube, School of Visual Arts, New York City, 11 November 2014
Artifice, Authorship, and the History of Photography, Hyperallergic, 9 September 2014
Thoughts on the Life and Art of Barbara DeGenevieve, Hyperallergic, 14 August 2014
A Painter Finds Depth in Flatness, Hyperallergic, 8 August 2014
Art Before Images, Hyperallergic, 10 April 2014
TO SELVES: Joy Episalla and Susan Silas, 2 WORKS PRESS, March 2014 (116 page monograph)
A Look Inside Miami’s New Art Museum, Hyperallergic, 19 December 2013
The Twilight Performance of an Aging Queen, Hyperallergic, 10 December 2013
A Bag Lady by Any Other Name, Hyperallergic, 28 October 2013
INSIDE STORIES: BEHIND THE SCENES. IN FRONT OF THE MIC. (Live storytelling) at Drom on the East village, 30 September 2013
TO SELVES; Joy Episalla and Susan Silas, Artcore Journal, Summer 2013
The Kaleidoscopic Visions of Leslie Thornton, Hyperallergic, 22 May 2013
Finding Empathy in the Confines of Our Skin, Hyperallergic, 8 April 2013
Sympathy for the Devil, Hyperallergic, 17 December 2012
Founded by Twin Artists, a Residency and Foundation Brightens Vietnam’s Art Scene, Hyperallergic, 29 November 2012
Female Artists, Female Bodies, Hyperallergic, 23 July 2012
A Building Portends the Future of Bushwick, Hyperallergic, 4 June 2012
Les Goddesses; an essay occasioned by Moyra Davey’s exhibition: “Spleen. Indolence. Torpor. Ill-humor.” at Murray Guy Gallery, MOMMY, April, 2012
Helmbrechts walk, 1998-2003 Presentation at the 32nd Annual Conference on the Holocaust & Genocide: The Holocaust and Genocide in Art & Film at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. April 2012.
EYES WIDE SHUT, Horned Screamer Press, (64 page monograph) 2011
Recumulations by Claudia Hart, New York Magazine, 8 November 2011
Interview with Susan Silas, MOMTRA, 21 November 2011,
Sex on the Run? No, We Parked, The New York Times, Modern Love 10 October 2010
I Paid for Woodstock, Exquisite Corpse, October 2009
I Paid for Woodstock, thirteen.org REEL 13, August 2009
For David Foster Wallace with Love and Squalus, Exquisite Corpse (the online literary magazine published by Andrei Codrescu in New Orleans)
Larry Mantello, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York. Frog, Numéro 7, September 2008 (French translation by Patrick Hersant)
Pigeon Study, Exquisite Corpse (the online literary magazine published by Andrei Codrescu in New Orleans)
Found Bird, Podium (an online literary magazine of the Unterberg Poetry Center at New York’s 92nd Street Y)
Helmbrechts walk 1998-2003, 48 plate unbound limited edition artist book
The September 11 Photo Project, Harper Collins (full page color reproduction –
World Trade Center North Tower collapsing)
hereisnewyork.com (image number 1500 and 1501 – fireman’s funeral Queens, New York)
A Love Letter to Oleg Kulik – A Prince Among Men, A Man Among Dogs, Oleg Kulik Art Animal, Ikon Gallery exhibition catalogue
Remnants of Song; Trauma and the Experience of Modernity, Stanford University Press, Written by Ulrich Baer (3 b&w photographic illustrations of Buchenwald and Treblinka)
A Love Letter to Oleg Kulik – A Prince Among Men, A Man Among Dogs, ARTNET
dennis adams at the queens museum, ARTNET
TIME CAPSULE, A Concise Encyclopedia By Women Artists, Edited by Robin Kahn, Introductions by Kathy Acker and Avital Ronell
How Many “Bad” Feminists Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?, text by Laura Cottingham, copyright Sixty Percent Solution
Promotional Copy, Editor, Robin Kahn
New Observations, “The Construction and Maintenance of Our Enemies, Co-ed.
Stephen Prina and Christopher Williams
Ed. Guttenplan, Zoe EMERGENCY INDEX: AN ANNUAL DOCUMENT OF PERFORMANCE PRACTICE, vol. 9
Ed. Jahn, Andrea IN THE CUT: The Male Body in Feminist Art, Kerber, 2019 (exhibition catalogue)
Marcin, Nadja Verena 150 Phalluses in Feminist Art Today, Hyperallergic, August 22, 2018
Takac, Balasz What About the Male Body in Feminist Art? An Exhibition Examines, Widewalls, May 23, 2016
McDonald, Rachael ‘Susan Silas: the self-portrait sessions’ Investigates the Projected Self, Entertainment Voice, July 14, 2016
Cap, Max King CB1 Gallery: Susan Silas Artillery, June 30, 2016
Mizota, Sharon Susan Silas’ naked look at self-image at CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles Times, June 25, 2016
Davis, Genie Continuing and Recommended, ArtScene, Summer, 2016
Davis, Genie Susan Silas: the self-portrait sessions, Diversions L.A., June 2016
Vartanian, Hrag Required Reading, Hyperallergic, December 6, 2015
D’Agostino, Paul Sexed & Gendered & Not: Four NYC Artists, The L Magazine, February 11, 2015
Sendyka, Roma, A Journey, the Pain of Others, and Historical Experience: Susan Silas (English version) RIHA Journal Special Issue: Contemporary Art and Memory, December, 31, 2014
Micchelli, Thomas, The Pursuit of Art, 2014 Hyperallergic, December 27, 2014
Lockemann, Bettina, The Power of Place: Photographing the Holocaust Today, Helsinki Photomedia, 2014
Cole, Tim Holocaust roadscapes: Retracing the “death marches” in contemporary Europe, érudit, September 12, 2014
Tschida, Anne, Art in the Everglades, Biscayne Times, July 7, 2014
Somogyi, Zsófia, Susan Silas: Helmbrechts walk (In Hungarian) YouTube, 2014
Thiessen-Schneider, Gudrun, 20 Jahre, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, 2014
Edmiston, J.Harry ed. Susan Silas, Heist. Photography-Collective, April, 2014
Schwendener, Martha, A Critic’s Picks in Brooklyn, an Embattled Utopia, the New York Times, April 3, 2014
Micchelli, Thomas, Everlasting Love: Susan Silas’s Intimate Photographs, Hyperallergic, March 15, 2014 2013
Petry, Michael ed., Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition, Thames and Hudson, 2013
Wagley, Catherine THE RAVENS, LA Weekly, October 3, 2013
Blazekovic, Norelkys ed. Airie IRREVERSIBLE ART BASEL MIAMI WEEK, 2013
Wagley, Catherine Susan Silas: In The Studio, ArtVoices, Summer Issue, 2013
Bors, Sabin ed. Susan Silas: the self-portrait sessions, Anti-Utopias, Summer, 2013
Steinhauer, Jillian The Women of Miami Project, Hyperallergic, December 8, 2012
Quintais, Ana Pires, Tracing an Absent Memory: Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated and Susan Silas’s Helmbrechts walk, 1998-2003, International Graduate Conference: “Discources that Matter,” Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, November 22, 2012.
Zsófia, Somogyi A halál előtt és után, Fotóművészet (feature article) December 2011
Feaster, Felicia Atlanta Contemporary Art Center has strong Sex Drive, Creative Loafing Atlanta, Nov. ‘11
Tauches, Karen Art, Sex, and Politics in an Age of Conservative Heteronormativity, Burnaway, Oct. 2011
Wood, Eve Susan Silas; CB1 Gallery, Artillery; Killer Text on Art, July 2011
Harnish, Tracey Susan Silas, LA ART DIARY, April 27, 2011
Denson, G. Roger Holocaust and Redemption in the Photography of Susan Silas, Huffington Post, April 5, 2011
Clothier, Peter Art Notes, The Buddha Diaries, April 9, 2011
Kaplan, Brett Ashley Landscapes of Holocaust Postmemory (chapter 5) Routledge 2011
www.artmagazine.cc Bless my homeland forever – I, too, will try to forget… Susanne Jäger 9/25/2010
Reiger, Christopher Susan Silas’ Heroic Living Hungry Hyaena, May 2010
Finch, Charlie I Love Susan Silas ArtNet Magazine, August 2009
Hanas, Erin “We’re All Witnesses”: Susan Silas: “Helmbrechts walk” Montage, 2009
Kaplan, Brett Exposing Violence, Amnesia, and the Fascist Forest through Susan Silas and Collier Schorr’s Holocaust Art. Images, vol 2, number 1, 2008. Brill publishing
Kaplan, Brett On “Helmbrechts walk” Camera Austria International vol. 98/2007 (feature article wtih 8 pages of illustrations), editor Christine Frisinghelli
Kaplan, Brett Ashley Unwanted Beauty; Aesthetic Pleasure in Holocaust Representation.
University of Illinois Press (with illustrations)
Feinstein, Stephen (editor) Absence/Presence; Critical Essays on the Artistic Memory of the Holocaust, Syracuse University Press (with illustrations)
Kaplan, Brett Ashely Helmbrechts walk 1998 – 2003, Exhibition brochure, The Koffler Gallery, Nov 2005
Apel, Dora Memory Effects: The Holocaust and the Art of Secondary Witnessing, Rutgers University Press
Braff, Phyllis Intersecting Identities; Jewishness at the Crossroads, The New York Times, 10 December 2000
Susan Silas Sestava na Metelkovi Nedeljski Kazipot, 3 March 1998
Catalogue for the exhibition Scratch Thread Waxing Space 2 May 1996
McWilliams, Martha, Order out of Chaos: Burnt Whole: Contemporary Artists Reflect on the Holocaust, The New Art Examiner, April, pp. 12-17.
Kuspit, Donald, Kuspit Responds to Silas, Forward, February 17, p..
Silas, Susan, On Art About Art About the Holocaust, Forward, February 3, pp.9 Cottingham, Laura, If It’s Just A Symbol Then The Hell With It: Feminist Politics and Art, Atlantica, No.9, Winter, pp.84-91, 171-176 (with illustration)
Kuspit, Donald, Reducing the Holocaust to Artistic One-Liners, Forward, February 1994 Broude, Norma and Mary D. Garrard ed., The Power of Feminist Art, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York City (with illustrations).
Levin, Kim, Voice Choices: Susan Silas at Jose Freire, The Village Voice, November 30, p..
Adelman, Robert, Review of ‘Playing House’, Art Press, September, p.. 1992 Curtis, Cathy, Women’s Work Rich, Shocking, The Los Angeles Times, October 16, p.
Dubin, Zan, Painting Themselves Out of A Corner, The Los Angeles Times, October 10,p..
Bonetti, David, Taking their battles to the galleries, The San Francisco Examiner, August 14, p.C-2.
Higuchi, Shoichiro, Two Sides of Susan Silas’ Imagination, Idea/Tokyo, May pp. 112-113 (with illustrations).
Musoeah, Rahel, Blacks and Jews Together, Hadassah, May pp.46-50.
Bonetti, David, Review of Wirtz Exhibition, The San Francisco Examiner, November 22, p..
Anime, Patrick, Review of Candau Exhibition, Art Press, (Paris), No. 157, April, p..
Greddon, Humphrey, Feelin’Goofy, Spy, March, pp. 68-9.
Spring, Justin, Review ARTFORUM International, January, p.124
Hanson, Alan J., Review, Contemporanea, January, p. 98 (with illustration).
Blair, Dike, Review, ARTnews, January, pp.156-7 (with illustration).
Mahoney, Robert, Review, Arts Magazine, January, P.105 (with illustration).
Chico, Beith, Projections in Public: A Storefront Window Exhibition, Dialogue, November/December.
Schwartzman, Alan, Choices, The New Yorker, November 12, p.22.
Levin, Kim, Choices, The Village Voice, November 13, p.108.
Hess, Elizabeth, Balls to Picasso, The Village Voice, November 6, p.111
MOMMY is an interview format appreciation of women artists working for over 20 years. Co-founded and co-directed with artist Chrysanne Stathacos at: www.mommybysilasandstathacos.com
INTERVIEWS & PANELS:
The Arts— Reimagining the Contemporary, Horasis USA Meeting, The Global Visions Community, organized by Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter.
Digital (Im)mortality:Philosophy, Ethics and Design, Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge.
Susan Silas, FILE EXCHANGE, a conversation hosted by Sophie Kahn and Colette Robbins.
Why Woodstock Still Matters?, BBC Sounds, interviewed by Des Shaw.
Susan Silas, MsRepresent: Behind the Face, a Fierce Woman, at Rabble magazine, interviewed by Charlene Sayo.
Susan Silas, Museum of Non Visible Art, Yale University Radio, interview by Brainard Carey.
GloboNews TV (with Barbara Yoshida and Maura Reilly on the occasion of 100 Portraits: Women Artists by Barbara Yoshida).
ADULT — Interview: Susan Silas, interviewed by Julieta Cárdenas.
Digital Dying — The Distance Between Art and Death – An Interview with Visual Artist Susan Silas, interviewed by Justin Nobel.
Art on Air — Air International Radio, interviewed by Will Corwin
BBC Three Miles An Hour—interviewed by Caroline Barbour.
AWARDS & GRANTS:
National Parks Service at Everglades National Park (residential fellowship)
New Space Arts Foundation, Hue, Vietnam (residential fellowship)
MacDowell Colony (residential fellowship)
Marian O. Naumburg Fellow in Photography, 2011-2012
The Corporation of Yaddo (residential fellowship)
VCCA (residential fellowship)
Ucross Foundation (residential fellowship)
Memorial Foundation For Jewish Culture
Memorial Foundation For Jewish Culture
The Lee and Lawrence J. Ramer Foundation
The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.
The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation
Art Matters, Inc.
Art Matters, Inc.
New York University, Adjunct Faculty, Sculpture Department
Cooper Union, Visiting Artist, Department of Fine Art
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California (MFA)
Reed College, Portland, Oregon (BA)